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NMSU Hotline — December 14, 2016

Staff Spotlight: Roman Gutierrez, Honors College

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Roman Gutierrez began his job as the Crimson Scholar Coordinator in the Honors College in April 2016. He joined NMSU from Central New Mexico Community College in Albuquerque. His primary responsibility entails assisting all Crimson Scholars with determining if they qualify for Crimson status, as well as answering any and all questions the Crimson Scholars may have.

Campus Announcements

NMSU's School of Social Work Holiday Angel Tree has 23 angel tags available

The NMSU School of Social Work, Family and Child Welfare Training Project is needing your support. We still have 23 angel tags from our annual Holiday Angel tree that still need to be claimed. Ages and gender are males 5-14 and females 6-12. Please contact Gloria Nuñez at 575-646-4874 or glnunez@nmsu.edu for additional information.

Espina Street project starts Dec. 15

The Espina Street resurfacing and installation of bicycle lanes is expected to commence on Thursday, Dec. 15, and be done by year's end. Espina Street will be narrowed to three lanes and two bike lanes from just north of the first crosswalk between the ASNMSU Center for the Arts and the Music Building to Wells Street during the winter holiday break. For the detail plan, please go to the road closure notification at http://facilities.nmsu.edu/wp-login.php?redirect_to=http%3A%2F%2Ffacilities.nmsu.edu%2Froad-closures%2Fwp-admin%2F&reauth=1.

Environmental Education Center hosts webinar Thursday, 'Restoring the Carbon Budget'

The Office of Sustainability will host a webinar from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in the Environmental Education Center, A116.

The capacity of the Earth's atmosphere to safely hold excess carbon without too much warming is very limited. The situation is growing more urgent, but even after the 2015 Climate Conference in Paris, the pace of transforming economies away from hydrocarbon fuels is too slow to meet the ambient temperature goal of 2o C (3.6 o F). This concern has led the climate models developed by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) to rely on Negative Emissions Technologies (NETs), which suck CO2 from the air, to meet temperature goals later in the century.

This is the first of a three-part series on restoring the carbon budget where leading experts will address the imperative of the research, policies, economics and accountability needed to close the carbon cycle. For more information, contact joni newcomer at 575-646-7563 or newcomer@nmsu.edu.

Chile Pepper Institute hosting holiday sale

The Chile Pepper Institute's holiday sale is an opportunity to purchase holidays gifts for friends and family. We are located in Gerald Thomas Hall Room 265.

All items are on sale:
· T-Shirts
· Tumblers
· Polo Shirts
· Hats
· Mugs
· Glass Shot Glasses
· Acrylic Shot Glasses
· Mouse Pads
· Brownie Mix
· Sauces 3 for $20 or 25 percent off on individual sauces
· Books and Cookbooks: 25 percent off
· Frozen Green Chile 20 percent off
· Jewelry 20 percent off
· Gift baskets available

We accept cash, checks and cards. For questions call 575-646-3028.

The holidays come early with free tickets to the Harlem Globetrotters

Stuff your kids? stockings and Christmas cards with free tickets to the perfect family event. The Original Harlem Globetrotters return to the NMSU Pan American Center in Las Cruces at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 7. Tickets are on sale now at the Pan Am Center Ticket Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 and online at http://www.ticketmaster.com/harlem-globetrotters-las-cruces-new-mexico-01-07-2017/event/0C00514E84C9281D?artistid=806223&majorcatid=10003&minorcatid=55 (save $7 online with code: COURT).

However, a dozen lucky fans will see them for free. Select going or interested at https://www.facebook.com/events/200338867043043/ and you?ll automatically be registered to win a family four-pack of passes to be drawn on Wednesday, Dec. 21. One winner will be randomly drawn from all Facebook accounts identified as going and a second winner will be randomly drawn from all Facebook accounts identified as interested. Be sure to invite all of your Facebook friends as a third winner will also be randomly drawn from all Facebook accounts identified as invited. See site for official rules or contact auxservices@nmsu.edu for more information. Good luck.

ENgaging LAtino Communities in Education Program now at DACC

The ENgaging LAtino Communities in Education Program is now housed at DACC. The retention program began as a Kellogg Grant in 2002 to improve the rate of Latino and Latina students staying in middle and high school and then graduating from institutions of higher learning.

The ENLACE pathway is based on different processes.
1. Parents are made a part of the child?s education by identifying and linking local resources to help families assist their children. ENLACE works with school staff to address needs of the family and make computer literacy training available for parents.

2. ENLACE curricula is implemented in middle and high school through faculty and peer mentoring. The training increases academic success through multicultural, and social justice education, youth action research and youth leadership development. The high school curriculum increases access to higher education opportunities, college preparations, peer and professional mentorship, expert teachers and professionals.

3. A college level course in identity and success includes strategic support for students entering college. The ÉXITO! component which trains students in leadership is implemented at NMSU. The ÉXITO! curriculum is culturally relevant and culturally responsive.

Schools currently served by ENLACE include:
? Centennial High School
? Deming High School
? La Academia Dolores Huerta Charter School (grades 6-8)
? Las Cruces High School
? Las Montañas Charter School
? Mayfield High School
? New Americas High School
? Oñate High School
? Ruidoso Middle School
? Ruidoso High School

For more information contact Federico Marquez at 575-528-7397.